I am pleased with this table. It seems very sturdy and stable; and won't "bow" like some of the lesser expensive tables you find at the big "super discount retailers". Bracing system is sturdy. I like that it folds in half for storage and also that it has a carrying handle. It is easy to handle, and not at all unmanageable to carry. Opens and closes with ease. I think it is a great purchase and is useful for many things. Fits into the trunk with ease as well. I would buy this again. I am a firm believer in "you get what you pay for"! Dollar for dollar well worth the price.